Maximize Your Outdoor Lighting for a Worry Free Vacation!

August is the perfect time for a last-minute vacation before the busy school schedules begin.  Vacations should be all about relaxing and not having a care in the world.   So don’t let the worry about the safety of your home take that away from you.  Lighting is an essential part of effective home security systems.  Did you know that the most commonly mentioned intruder deterrent is a lack of hiding spots available on well-lit properties?  Here are a few ideas to keep your home safe with exterior lighting.

Flood Lights

Outdoor floodlights are an easy way to light up the dark areas around a home or commercial building. Floodlight fixtures with motion sensors will turn lights on automatically when motion is detected, offering valuable safety and security lighting.

The best place to install motion sensor flood lights are on all sides of your home including entryways, corners, decks, porches, driveways, and backyards.  Flood lights distribute a wide area of light making them ideal for illuminating large areas and discouraging thieves from targeting your home.

Outdoor Wall Lights

Mounting durable outdoor wall lighting fixtures not only provides safety and security around your home or business, but today’s modern exterior lanterns and sconces add curb appeal around your garage, front door or patio. Choose from rustic, traditional and contemporary LED outdoor wall light designs with features like integrated smart technology and energy-saving motion and dusk to dawn sensors. For a consistent look for your home, choose lights that will pair well with your existing outdoor light fixtures.

Smart Security Wall Lights

Now you can see who’s at your door from your phone whether you are home, work or relaxing on your vacation.  Smart Security Wall Lights offer a security solution built into an outdoor lighting fixture you can access with the touch of your fingers.  Many security lights feature a HD camera that detect movement at your door and sends an alert to your smartphone.  It’s 2-way speaker and camera allow you to communicate with visitors from anywhere using an app on your phone.  If it is an unwanted visitor simply sound the built-in alarm to scare them off.

Recessed Lighting

On covered porches, recessed lighting can be installed to provide direct overhead lighting, illuminating areas for excellent crime deterrent.  As one of the most versatile sources of light for both residential and commercial buildings, outdoor recessed lighting fixtures, offer a layer of general lighting that seamlessly blends into any space. There many options of trims and housings, so you can customize the perfect lighting for your space.

Motion Sensory Path lights

Why pay an energy bill for your outdoor lighting when free energy shines down on your yard all day long? Path and post lights can be installed along your walkways and come in a variety of styles and finishes.  Many have motion activated options that include a built-in photocell to ensure that the LEDs are only activated at night. So many options to keep your family and visitor’s safe.

Conclusion

So let’s get started on your outdoor DIY lighting projects so you can enjoy your vacation with peace of mind. One of the most commonly mentioned deterrents is a lack of hiding spots available on well-lit properties. Security lights are quick and easy to install and are proven to be a highly effective crime deterrent.  You certainly earned your vacation, so enjoy your time away, worry-free.

 

 

 

 

 

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18 Years, $18 Off and 18 Ways to Use It

Shop Pegasus Lighting and Save $18 off any $100 Order with code PEGAUS18. Ends 5/31.18 Years Online

This month marks 18 years of Pegasus Lighting offering unique lighting products online, and we’re celebrating this major milestone in a big way.

$18 Off Anniversary Sale!

During the entire month of May, we’re offering a special $18 discount, whether you’ve shopped Pegasus Lighting for years, or you’ve just discovered our online lighting store for the very first time:

Use promo code PEGASUS18 to receive $18 off your PegasusLighting.com order of $100 or more (+ Free Shipping!). Ends 5/31.

Need some ideas on what to do with your savings? Here’s a few …

18 Things To Do With $18 Off:

  1. Upgrade your home to energy-efficient LED light bulbs.
  2. Install under cabinet task lighting in the kitchen.
  3. Gift your favorite graduate with a frame-mounted diploma light.
  4. Replace your porch light with a smart entryway light featuring built-in camera & audio. (more…)

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How Smart Lighting Technology is Changing Art

The digital age of smart lighting technology and the Internet of Things has revolutionized the creative canvas with bold new ways to experience art. Today, art and technology are as intertwined as ever, resulting in new, interactive mediums and innovative solutions.

Smart Lighting Transforms Art

French impressionist Edgar Degas once observed, “Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” In this mural by Milan-based art duo Carnovsky, red, green and blue (RGB) colored filters reveal each layer of the digitally created wallpaper.

RGB art display is one example of how smart lighting technology has changed how we experience art.
via Carnovsky.com

Smart Lighting Becomes Art

Another digital exhibit, Assemblance, is described by creator Umbrellium as “a fully immersive interactive augmented reality made ‘real’ by using light as a physical material …” The collaborative project explored the marriage of mind and body with three-dimensional laser light that people “sculpt” into structures with sweeping movements of their hands and body. (more…)

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Rock your new year's resolutions with better lighting

Rock Your New Year’s Resolutions With Better Lighting

Rock your new year's resolutions with better lightingI’m going to lose weight.

I’m going to get organized.

I’m going to live life to the fullest.

Year after year, as the ball drops and a new year begins, we make renewed resolutions to be better, feel better, and even look better, yet some statistics say that only about 8% of us are actually successful in achieving our goals.

What if the right kind of lighting could make the difference between success and failure of your personal goals?

Before you toss in the towel on your New Year’s resolutions, consider the following:   (more…)

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Why I Was Wrong About Smart Home Controls

It took me a while to fully embrace the smart home automation trend, but when we introduced several new smart controls to our product line last month, it made me reevaluate my position.

Was my reluctance towards the smart home trend shortsighted?

I’m rather ashamed to say that I used to see smart home automation products and wonder, “Why in the world would I want that? Seriously, can people not flip a switch anymore?”

As the parent of teenagers, perhaps I’ve developed a growing resentment towards anything that allows the millennial generation to stare at their phone for another second.

When we started carrying a new line of smart lighting controls, I discovered more about the technology and had a major Ah-ha! moment (12 of them which you’ll see below), where I realized these things do way more than just turn a light on and off when I’m too lazy, tired or preoccupied to get up and do it myself. (more…)

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Pegasus Lighting Now Recognized as Google Trusted Store

Pegasus Lighting Awarded Google Trusted Stores Badge

Pegasus Lighting Now Recognized as Google Trusted StoreWe are pleased to announce that Pegasus Lighting was recently selected to join the Google Trusted stores program.

To help shoppers identify online merchants that offer a great shopping experience, the Google Trusted Store badge is awarded to e-commerce sites that demonstrate a track record of on-time shipping and excellent customer service. When visiting the PegasusLighting.com website, shoppers will see a Google Trusted Store badge and can click on it for more information.

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